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Music Education Begins with ME - The 2024 FMEA Professional Development Conference Logo

January 10-13, 2024, Tampa Convention Center

The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 23 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, Orff, and Popular Music students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents and family members of performing students.

Session Attendance Reports

FMEA now allows you to generate a report of the sessions you attended, verified by a QR code check-in procedure.  Your session report from the 2023 conference is on your member account information page... follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to download it.  

Call for Exhibitors

The FMEA Conference includes one of the nation's leading music education trade shows. Please see our Exhibitor Information Page for more information about becoming an exhibitor. We are also still accepting Product Showcase Session Proposals: please read the instructions here


Important Dates (subject to change)

February 2023
We begin accepting Session Proposals and Performance Applications

May 12, 2023
Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

July 15, 2023
Deadline for Product Showcase Applications

September 15, 2023:

  • Early Registration Opens
  • Nominations are open for Student Conference Experience and Tri-M Experience

September 30, 2023
Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.

October 1, 2023
Presenter deadline for editing session details and requesting A/V equipment

November 11, 2023
Hotel Room Cancellation Deadline 5:00 p.m.

November 13, 2023
Hotels will charge your credit card a non-refundable deposit for the first night of each room

December 11, 2023
Early Registration closes at midnight. Prices increased to the regular registration rates. You may continue to register and pay online until the conference.  

December 15, 2023:

  • Postmark deadline for checks mailed to pay for conference registration. After this date, all unpaid conference registrations must be paid by credit card online or the check must be brought with you to the conference. 
  • All school lodging checks are due, payable to the hotel where reservations were made for you and/or your students.
  • The final deadline for discounted hotel blocks. Unsold rooms in the FMEA blocks are released back to hotels.



The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida Department of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.